Saturday, October 31, 2015

Oh Scrap!

Welcome to my post for Oh Scrap! linky party. I enjoy playing with scraps and Cynthia has many ideas in store. That's why I like to follow her blog and I'm honored to be featured there.

I started with some tiny strips. When it comes to scraps I say: If you cannot sew them - fuse them!
I use light weight fusible interfacing.

You can also read about my fusing adventures here and there.

This was  my first take on strips and I would definitely recommend to place them much closer together. Maybe even overlap a bit. Once I quilted it there were visible gaps which I had to fix later.

I quilted over the gaps with triple stitch to hide them completely. Much better!

I also wanted to try ticker tape kind of block. Both projects have raw edges.
Now a little how to pics. Creating tin cover is pretty easy.

Once I'm happy with quilting on the middle part I mark the size of my tin. See the black line on top and bottom? It is good to cut of batting which is shown in right bottom corner. I use Frixion pen so this line will disappear once I iron it.

Just fold down the overlapping fabric and top stitch the edges on both sides.

Wrap around your tin and make marks on both sides as well. Don't make it too tight.

I draw a line from the marks on both sides. I fold over, pin and sew right on the line. Cut of and turn around.

And that's all. Just slide it on your tin.

I like to put piece of foam inside when used for pens.

This color combo is definitely my fav. Have you noticed? :)

I made some tin covers before. They are great for using scraps, QAYG technique or your selvages.

I'm sure you can use some tins yourself. So have fun making them!
If you have some scrappy project yourself. Please share on Oh Scrap!
Linking up with:

  Quilting is more fun than Housework

Friday, October 30, 2015

Love scraps

I don't sew much these days and one of the reasons was my messy table.

A leave everything on top. You can see many pieces of my previous projects right there!

I took the first step and cleaned it.

I promised to make a block post about scraps because I love to work with scraps :)

Stay tuned for little tut on how to make those scrappy pen holders.
Linking up with Finish it up Friday!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Le challenge - teddy

This month's Le Challenge theme is Gold. I was about to make some jewellery but I prefer silver so no gold in my stash. I went through my fabrics and the only one with something gold was this blue sky with stars.

Let's kill two birds with one stone and make something. My girl asked me for a new sleeping teddy. She left it on my table so I won't forget to make one and that is exactly how the idea was born.

I finished the teddy last night. I only snapped two quick shots and it went to bed with my girl. Today teddy spent the day at preschool and it is going to be fav for a while I guess.

I used pattern from Zakka style book. I made this pillow with pink teddy back in 2012 during the Zakka along.

It is made out of polar fleece which I used for quilt backing.
Linking up with Finish it up Friday and

Le Challenge 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

2015 FAL - Q4 list

It's the last day to write up a list for FAL Q4. Let's make it quick and keep it simple.



The app I use to make my list is called Google Keep - just in case you wonder :)
Linking up with:

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Friday, October 9, 2015

Cushion insert

My cushion cover needed an insert. Someone shared this tut while ago and I wanted to use some batting leftovers for it.

I cut the main "square" a bit smaller than the cover. I wasn't really measuring.

My batting was not so puffy like the one they used in tut but once I sewed all around it looked all right.

I used zig zag stitch.

I used just one piece for the cover. No marking just few wonky zig zag lines.

When I know it doesn't matter if the lines are not so straight I don't mark or measure. Then I smile at such imperfection :)

It fits well into the cushion cover but it should have been a bit bigger.

It is pretty flat when you look at it from side. I'm yet to give it a test sleep :)
Linking up with Finish it up Friday:

Thursday, October 8, 2015

October goal

Last minute decision to join ALYoF :)
It is something I would like to finish this month. It is quilted pouch to become.
It might look like a small goal but based on my latest pace and limits it is just right.

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